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Mongolia: Borhojn-Tal to Ulaanbaatar to Syhbaatar

I am contemplating crossing Mongolia from Borhojn-Tal to Ulaanbaatar to Syhbaatar on a sports tourer (ZX9R) - has anyone done this route? What is the road condition? On the map it looks paved all the way. In fact, again, according to the map, it looks like the only decent road in Mongolia.

Has anyone done this route? Any info, please!

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Yep

I have done it ... 13 years ago ... The border town used to be known as Dzamin Uud ... seems to have changed its name to Borhojn Tal.

(1) There is no road mate. Its a set of wheel ruts through the Gobi desert. You wont make it on a sports bike, especially with luggage .... unless you are the kind of guy who routinely crosses 750klms of sandy desert trails on that sports bike ... First fuel after the border was about 250klms into Mongolia too at Saynshand.

(2) You are extremely unlikely to get to the chinese side of the border in the first place. China is for all intents and purposes closed to people riding up to its borders on Motorcycles unless you want to be babysat with tour guides all the way, and even then its tough ... and expensive.

If you want to read more about my own travels there, try Tokyo to London Project
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(1) There is no road mate.
Yep. Even looking at it from Google maps in "Satelite view" is scary.


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(2) You are extremely unlikely to get to the chinese side of the border in the first place.
I know. I am planning just in case I do.


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I read that just as you posted it on the web years ago. That trip you've done is the coolest thing ever!
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Just looked at your web site ... funnily enough I have a very good mate called Alex Kruglov .... from Australia.

Different one obviously.

Back to MOngolia: Think something like an F650 would be a good bike for that track across the Gobi
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Different one obviously
He-he, now you have two )

Thanks for the info. It has messed up my vision of the trip a bit, but better find out now then later.
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